IIT barn

IIT barn
spring 2011 prototype

Monday, June 25, 2012

New students and progress


The summer studio has started, and the fall studio has graduated. Some of us have stayed and are still working on Barnsworth while we look for jobs. The summer studio has been busy at work designing the lantern and the gutter. The design is changing a bit, due to funds. The summer studio is creating a new kickstarter campaign, looking or $5000 so that we can finish the building. They also added the door and the tyvek to the building, and have started on the roof structure. With the extra help for the new studio, hopefully we can finish the project faster, and get some new perspective into the project.

Monday, June 4, 2012

LVL roof beams


We built scaffolding in the morning so that we could walk around and work on the roof section without using ladders. This saved us time moving ladders around, and was much safer with a large platform to work on.We added the rim joists, and the LVL beams that span the 24 foot area of our building. Each large beam, is made up of four lvl beams that we hoisted up there with just the five of us. On Saturday we got a special visit from our shop professor, and some of the graduate design and build students came out to help us.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Raising the structure


We put the walls up today. Thank you to the people who helped us and made it possible to put all 20 walls up in one day. We are finally seeing our building go up, and look like how we have been designing it. Our walls look similar to our renderings and make it alot easier to see the space we are creating to house the wardrobe.